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SC adjourns hearing on Arnab’s petition

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s petition against breach of privilege proceedings initiated by the Maharashtra Assembly.

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde recalled how his father Arvind Shrinivas Bobde and noted jurist Nani Palkhivala had also received similar notices from the Maharashtra Assembly.

The CJI’s comments came after senior advocate Harish Salve submitted on Goswami’s behalf that the journalist was worried that the Assembly might take his refusal to accept the notice of the motion as confrontational.

The Bench specifically wanted to know if the Assembly’s privilege committee had taken note of the show-cause notice or not.

The Supreme Court had on September 30 issued a notice to the Maharashtra Assembly Secretary on Goswami’s petition challenging a breach of privilege notice issued to him for his alleged remarks against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey in Sushant Singh Rajput death case.